Our posts about food from around the world, recipes we’ve made on the road and our list of Hall of Fame restaurants.

Recipes & Cooking

Restaurant Hall of Fame

We wanted to have some sort of criteria otherwise the list would get too long too quick. There is only one parameter: We had to visit the restaurant more than once. Whether it was really good, really affordable or a mix of both, if we ate there a second time they made the list.

Kachá – Manuel Antonio, Quepos, Costa Rica

Affordable, fresh, tasty and right off the beach.

La Lucha – Miraflores, Lima, Peru

Good sandwiches, great papas fritas, friendly staff, open late.

Tiramisú – Santiago, Chile

There were supposedly better pizza places in Santiago, but none that fell within our budget. We liked it enough to take the Metro half way across town to eat there again.

El Boliche de Alberto – Bariloche, Argentina

Arguably the best papas fritas of the trip. Beef and lamb cooked perfectly by gentlemen who know their meat and aren’t afraid to tell you that you’re ordering it the wrong temperature. Throw in the affordable Argentine wines and you have a delicious and affordable night out.

Manush – Bariloche, Argentina

We never ate their but they brew their own beer and seeing as we went back specifically for the beer we’re putting them on the list. If you like hops, you’ll like their IPA.

Siamo nel Forno – Buenos Aires, Argentina

Traditional, Naples style wood oven pizzas. Great crust and reasonably priced.

Cafe Odeon – Lagos, Portugal

Big breakfasts, both English and American, for cheap. There aren’t many seats so you may have to wait and if you blink you may walk right by it.

NAP: Neopolitan Authentic Pizza – Barcelona, Spain

What can we say, we like pizza.

La Heladeria Mexicana – Barcelona, Spain

Yes, it was an ice cream place, but they also sold tacos. While the pastor tacos may not have been carved off a spit, the flavors were there. Hadn’t had a proper taco in over four months so we made a return trip.

Au Brasseur – Strasbourg, France

Happy hour specials on their beer and flammekueches made for our cheapest meals out in France.




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